. >> reporter: so for now the few hours spent at friendship park will have to carry the family through the next few months or even years. both germana cruz and bernardo say they hope immigration reform can happen this year so moments like this won't have to be shared through a rusty metal fence, jennifer, friendship parka long the us-mexico border. >> i am richelle carey from new york. the news continues. >> good evening everyone i'm thomas drayton, this is al jazeera america let's get you caught up with the top stories. a shooting in atlanta leaves five dead, among the victims are children. >> it is absolutely unacceptable. every single day dozens of civilians lost that are lives. >> president of ukraine meets
with vice president biden. munich peace conference trying to negotiate a solution to ukraine. dominant political and economic positions. thousands more troops are ready to combat the growing threat of boko haram. recent executions have renewed the debate over the death penalty. reviewing what's hatching inside the death chamber. >> thanks for being with us. we begin with breaking news out of a suburb of atlanta. at least five have been killed in a suburb west of atlanta. joining us on the phone is the public information officer for douglas county sheriff's office.
glad to have you with us. how many victims do we have lieutenant? >> yes, sir i have a total of seven victims including the shooter sir. >> do we know more about the circumstances surrounding the shootings? >> right now appears to be domestic related sir but until i speak with my lead investigators on the case, i have no further information at this time. but i know it is domestic-related. >> certainly we understand. what is the relationship if you can tell us between the shooter and the victims? >> i believe it is his ex-wife and his children. >> okay and you were called out late this afternoon, is that correct, a neighbor called 911? >> yes sir we received a phone call approximately around 3:00 p.m. sir. >> you believe you have the situation under control are there any worries about the rest of the neighborhood? >> no, sir the deceased is from a
self inflicted wound. >> can you tell us a little bit more about the suburb? >> we're a suburb of about 20 miles west of atlanta. very quiet neighborhood. you know, never -- in all my 20 years of law enforcement out here in this county this is one of the worst i've ever seen. >> i want to clarify, is the shooter among the dead, lieutenant? >> yes, it is. >> joining us from the douglas county sheriff's department. thank you. we'll be following there during the hour. to ukraine world leaders are divided tonight on how to end the fighting. german chancellor angela merkel steadfast against sending arms to ukraine. pressured now by some lawmakers to consider the option. intense night shelling along the ukrainian front lines.
separatists have seized control of a key location in the east. the stability of europe is at stake. >> translator: russia's actions first in crimea then in eastern ukraine have violated the very existence in europe. russia has showed disrespect for the territorial integrity of ukraine, international law has been violated. after the horrible wars in the balkans of the the '90s we have once again to expel examine what it means to have peace and security in the area. >> we have more from hoda abdel hamid. >> the conflict is a mere three hour flight from here and europe feels threatened. ukraine's president took center
stage with this dramatic display. >> a military idea of russian soldiers, russian officers, this is best evidence for the congregation andaggression and the presence of russian troops which lost his way. hundred kilometers from the border. full tanks of ammunition. killing my soldiers and killing ukrainian civilians. >> german chancellor angela merkel arrived here at the back of her visit and that of francois hollande to moscow. in proposal calling for greater autonomy in the east. it's also difficult to find common ground among western allies. some here talk of an emerging rift between the u.s. and europe over the way forward. this comes at a time when the u.s. is mulling over the idea of
increasing military support to ukraine. the obama administration has so far provided nonlethal aid. it's now said to be considering supplying kiev with defensive weapons such as anti-tank mixes. a position which the german chancellor is decidedly against. >> this is why we have decided to focus our efforts on a diplomatic solution. at the same time, with u.s. partners we've decided to hit russia with sanctions. >> from the russia point of view the conflict can only be solved. by direct confrontation with the east. >> we would like to see direct negotiations between kiev and donetsk within the frameworks of territorial integrity. >> discussions are said to
continue sunday. petro poroshenko says there is still hope for a deal. many here warn it could be the last chance. hoda abdel hamid munich. >> coming up in jifts just a couple of minutes what ukraine faces. separatists have taken control of key strategic locations leading into donetsk. charles stratford files this report with the pro-russian the fighter in eastern ukraine. >> the ukraine army used to be in control here. the people's republic says that even if a truce is declared they will never retreat. >> we need to keep this position because there is a large contingent of enemy forces. there were many ukrainian forces here but we defeated them.
>> pushing forward a kilometer to where ukrainian forces are dug in. >> took over the boulevard a few days ago they told us now they are busy consolidating their position. fighters lead us to a house they say ukrainian soldiers used during the battle. they say they will take this dead ukrainian soldier away later in the day. the separatists and the ukrainian military exchange their dead and prisoners increasingly regularly now. on the walls of this room hang pictures which children drew in support of the ukrainian army. artillery shells are stacked outside, among the destruction. >> translator: we didn't capture this land or seize it. we liberated it. this is our land. >> reporter: there are very few people living here now. it's not exactly known how many civilians were killed in the
fighting. as is frequently the case in this war, it is the old who are often the most reluctant to leave. >> i prefer to stay here because i don't want to be a burden for anyone. i want to live and die here. >> there are very few buildings unscathed by the conflict in olgregost. burned out shells of heavy weaponry stray dogs. the occasion family return to try to recover their belongings. no matter what the next attempt at a truce may offer there is no sign they will withdraw. charles stratford, al jazeera obregost, eastern ukraine. >> accused supporting i.s.i.l.
and sending equipment to the fighters abroad, one of the bosnian immigrants will be back on monday for a bond hearing. >> keep an open mind and remember that people are innocent until they are proven guilty. >> officials believe they are not planning attacks here in the u.s. yesterday group says kayla mueller was killed in a jordanian air strike in syria. the 26-year-old aid worker has been a hostage since 2013, according to the family. no evidence that proves i.s.i.l.'s claim that mueller was killed is true. calling it propaganda. united arab emirates is sending a squadron of f-16 fighter jets to jordan. jordan recently increased its air strikes against the group
after i.s.i.l. shows a video of a jordanian pilot being burned to death. attacks happened just before baghdad's long time nightly curfew was lifted. suicide bomber hit a street killing more than 23 people. women and children died in that attack. other attacks happened at markets throughout the city. investigators are still determining who was behind the bombings. decided to postpone elections scheduled for next week in nigeria because of security concerns. civil rights groups were in the capital today to voice their concern over the postponement. officials decided to put off the vote for six weeks to allow time for an international military force to secure areas where boko haram has claimed territory. many fear recent attacks by the group will keep voters away. boko haram is fighting for an islamic state in northern nigeria and have set up bases in
large parts of the country's northeastern states. yvonne ndege has more. >> decision to postpone the election was taken on the advance of nigeria's various security chief who basically said they couldn't guarantee the safety and security of voters and of hundreds of election staff who were going to be flown across the country to make sure that the vote took place. he says that the election commission itself was ready from a logistical point of view, but for a transparent hope he could only take the decision to postpone it another six weeks. so far there is also another issue that has also been brewing which is the fact that tens of millions voters cards are yet to be distributed somewhere in the amount of 20 million are yet to be distributed.
giving the commission the opportunity to get all those voters cards out. this decision also may have increased the possibility of those affected by violence in the northeast to actually vote. >> we're learning tonight at least four lawsuits have been filed against the nation's largest health insurance provider. coming days after the company was hacked. this accuses anthem of not adequately providing security. health records and numbers were not taken. united steel workers fishes walked out of a plant in california, kentucky and eighth other locations a week ago. tonight workers at plants are expected to walk out at midnight. issues are worker fatigue and wages. no product shortage is expected.
same sex couples in alabama are counting down to monday when the state will allow gay marriage. licenses will be issued unless the u.s. supreme court orders a last minute stay of a federal judge's decision overturning the state's ban. however some local judges have threatened to stop issuing marriage licenses altogether in protest. if the ban is upheld same sex marriage will be legal in 33 states and washington, d.c. primarily in the south the issue is still being debated in court. just recently in u.s. supreme court announced its decision to offer a ruling on same sex marriage this year. bilateral talks with president obama and germany's growing presence on the world stage. (a) opowerful storm making its way down the west coast of the
>> welcome back. german chancellor angela merkel is playing hose to the annual munich security conference. next week she heads to talks with president obama. the germany's growing role in world affairs and its bilateral relationship with the u.s. we begin with mike viqueria previewing next week's talks. >> thomas with all the issues on the table whenever these two leaders meet there is one that's dominated over the course of the last year and that's ukraine. and nowists taking now it's taking on a new urgency. fresh off her high profile trip to moscow where she and french president francois hollande met with vladimir putin in an effort to defuse the skating conflict in ukraine. there is daylight between
president obama and european allies like merkel. after dismissing a plan to provide ukraine with lethal military aid obama is considering a reversal of course. over the course of the year, mr. obama and merkel have struggled to stay on the same page over ukraine. ultimately the europeans went long and economic sanctions have taken a toll on the russian economy but hasn't stopped vladimir putin from abacking the rebels in eastern ukraine who are making gains. any further will certainly be exploited by putin. but it's not the only thing on the agenda. how to stop i.s.i.l including 500 to 600 from germany who
joined the fight against i.s.i.l. and eavesdropping by american intelligence services, which is a point of issue after the bugging of merkel's phone last year. the surveillance bill he put before congress has stalled and another proposal for reform, put forward for the american intelligence community is considered to be too weak to make a difference. thomas. >> thank you. angela merkel has been in power for nine years since unification of east and west germany how she has remained both popular and powerful. >> to understand why forbes magazine says german chancellor angela merkel is the world's fifth most powerful person, follow the money. germany's 17.5 trillion economy
is the largest in the european union. that's put merkel in the position of being the de facto leader of the entire eu. that's where other countries turn to when they get into distress. russia vladimir putin about changing their behavior. >> europe experienced the hard way what it means when the basics of our european peace framework are challenged. especially the free self-determination of the nation. exactly, that is what russia is doing to the ukraine. >> in her therd term as third term as chancellor, merkel is the longest-serving head of state known as mutti or mother. her staunch refusal to rack up debt, plays well in a country
where just 36% of those over the age of 15 have a credit card, compared to 62% in the u.s. so while the austerity measures she's championed in debtor nations like greece have made hers unpopular the the latest poll shows 61% of germ ans germans problemapprove of her policies. though she heads a right leaning party merkel has also made a point of supporting some policies advocating advocated by her left leaning opponents. occasionally going against people mostly in international affairs like the rise of i.s.i.l. >> terrorists take control of a vast territory to give themselves and other fanatics, then the danger rises for us.
>> for the first time since world war ii germany has sent weapons to a foreign country iraq's kurdish region, to from influence a conflict. her position appears strong, merkel has not said whether she intends to seek a fourth term in 2017. but most significant figure in postunification germany one that others will reckon with for years to come. maria ines ferre, al jazeera new york. >> author of the book germany russia and the rise of international economics. great to have you both with us. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i'll start with you mr. zabo. angela merkel as we mentioned very secure but some have called her a safe politician, perhaps
middle of the world. does that make her strong on the world stage? >> i think the point to make is that she is part of a coalition government. and germany because of the hitler experience has not wanted a strong leader. they put a lot of checks and balances on the possibility of strong leadership. her head of the coalition party she has to bargain and negotiate with the coalition partner as well. so even though -- and she is also a very cautious sort of politician, who doesn't want to take bold steps. so for all those reasons she's very secure but also going to be very cautious. >> ms. raymond how bow would you define her leadership? >> she's known as a consensus leader that's why she's popular with the german people. she provides steady leadership, no sort of to the right, to the
left decision making process and she provides that. >> ms. raymond how much does a central role does germany have in global politics? >> germany is at the center of european politics. angela merkel as you rightly observed earlier is at the center of this. she is the most reluctant spokeman for europe. it is not a role she relishes. but has to reckon with that coming down the road. >> it was a heavy weekend for angela merkel, chancellor in moscow. how much is it counted on to find a diplomatic solution in russia and ukraine? >> a lot. he has relied heavily on germany and angela merkel to take the lead on russian policy. now we're facing a dangerous moment when she comes to washington on monday because we're beginning osee a possibility of a split between
washington and berlin over russia policy, giving arms to ukraine. she made it very clear today in munich that she's opposed to that. vice president biden has come out actually saying that he is thinking about supporting that. the strength of western position on russia has been keeping together and that's because berlin and washington have been together. but i think it mate split next week. >> do you think angela merkel may give way on sanction he? >> she may increase sanctions a little bit but the economic relationship between germany and russia is at least six or seven sometimes as great as between united states and russia. their ability to go very much further on sanctions is very
limited and very dangerous for her politically. >> you're spot on, a lot of investment in germany. can germany afford to rock the boat if you will? >> they can afford to rock the boat but as you mentioned earlier in your program, angela merkel does rely heavily on the polls and the polls don't support an armed conflict. it requires a diplomatic solution. there's no armed solution here. what the u.s. is proposing is providing arms to the ukrainians to defend themselves. this is not a war against russia, that is an improbability. the only solution here really is a diplomatic solution and her constituents will probably not allow her to do anything beyond that. >> we're going to talk more about the meeting between merkel and president obama in just a moment. i want to talk more about merkel as a leader.
economically ms. raymond one of the largest gdps 3.6 trillion if i understand correctly. >> germany has had did discipline when europe was doing well they did their major restructuring. then we came into a pretty severe crisis from 2008 on wards to be amplified in 2010 by greece. german structural integrity is intact but the southern countries are in crisis and trying to do austerity measures in the midst of a crisis has proven to be somewhat problematic right now. >> several years ago merkel had a lot to say about greece. she's been relatively quiet why so? >> this is the telling part i think. five years ago a greek exit was unfathomable. she was very clear that was a situation they would not tolerate. now they are quiet about it because if the situation gets
worse and they do not up honored austerity measures, there is an exit strategy now. they are much more willing to let that occur than five years ago. the greek leadership is misreading the situation thinking that that won't be allowed. >> there's no way they will survive outside the euro zone, greece. >> absolutely not. >> looking closely at germany's position where dough they fall with regard to i.s.i.l? are they secondary players? >> i think so. they are more concerned after the paris attacks but we have to keep in mind so far knock on wood the germans haven't suffered a paris type attack or 9/11 type attack. they are concerned. they have a number of people coming back from syria but the numbers are small compared to those going back to u.k. or to france. i do think given fact they don't want to play a military role they are really secondary players in terms of the i.s.i.l.
issue. >> there is an antiislam movement in germany right now. how is the administration dealing with that tension? >> that movement is mostly antigloballization as much as it is antiislamic. it is centered in eastern germany her home territory where she grew up but we've seen in the last couple of weeks that support for that movement is broken down. merkel has taken a very strong stand against this movement, saying it's completely unacceptable. she may have gone a bit too far saying they're filled with hate as well. i think it's basically an antiimmigrant movement and the one linked to i.s.i.l. has to do with a large number of syrian asylum-seekers who have come out in the last year and sought asylum in germany. >> roughly 200,000. miss raymond your thoughts.
>> this issue is spreading all over europe. any time europe suffers from prolonged economic crisis with unemployment over 25% of which 50% is the youth very easily the europeans tend to blame two areas, they tend to be the immigrants and the eu institutions. this is not just a german problem. this is a euro zone europe problem because of the depression and their economy. >> want to get back to the meeting. the white house has touted that germany is a close friend to the united states, in fact they released a statement this weekend again. is germany a close and trusted ally or has united states lost germany? >> i think they still are there was an awkward moment with the whole cell phone tapping business but putin trumps that card and that is in the background at this point. >> so you think we've moved past that. >> zabo, chancellor merkel and president obama will meet next
week. what's at stake here? >> i think it's been overshadowed almost entirely by ukraine. so what we'll have to look for on monday is will they form some sort of agreement on this strategy towards moving forward on russia and the whole issue of the arms, arnlg ukrainians and the role -- arming ukrainians. she has met with putin more than anybody else. i'm sure the president will want to get her views on the recent meeting and where she sees putin going and how much leverage there might be for an agreement. i think that will be the main issue that they will be discuss approximating.the nsa issue and i.s.i.l. will certainly be on the agenda as well as well as the transatlantic talks the ttip talks as well. >> miss raymond. >> i think it's going to be mutually agreed upon that the
u.s. will provide arms and the germans will continue to take the diplomatic track remitting eu. >> stephen zabo and thank you for the deeper look. several botched executions last year drew headlines and major criticism. how lawmakers are pushing to make information on future executions confidential. compensating only pennyless pennys on the dollar. .
helicopter by fire in 2003. conducting investigation into williams statements. the supreme court issued a stay of execution for death row inmate in texas. the ruling comes after several states have been criticized for botched executions. some of those states are once again coming under fire this time for trying to keep details of future executions secrets. courtney kealy reports. >> lasting almost half an hour, ohio's fourth botched executions in the last year. father watched the execution. >> after ten minutes he began to gag audibly you could see his stomach beginning to bloat. this was simply monstrous. >> in oklahoma, clayton locket's
execution also was botched. >> he lifted his head off the gurney and showed signs of distress. >> locket was pronounceed dead 43 minutes after his execution began. last july in arizona it took death row inmate rudolph wood nearly two hours to die. death by lethal injection should take at the most 15 minutes. drug cocktails in some cases have not worked as planned. the new drugs have not been properly tested and that's raising suspicions about quality in regulation. >> this gets to a basic philosophical question about what's happening. we are now in an era and last year was part of it where they are trying drugs that have never been used before in executions or combinations or dosages and they are doing that on human beings.
>> the type of drugs justified not the only problem. after locket's botched execution in oklahoma, a state investigation uncovered poor training improper equipment lack of planning. execution team failed to properly insert the needle, monitor the iv drip and had no contingency plan if something went wrong. classifying details of the kind of drugs used and where they came from staff presence and how long the executions last. ohio law will even bar courts from knowing what happens inside the execution chamber. >> something the ultimate punishment is deserving of the most transparency not the least. >> necessary to get the drugs and medical staff needed to end the lives of the most dangerous criminals. father hummer says he knows why politicians have been so
elusive. >> they are trying to make it easy to execute people in the state of ohio, from hiding information from necessary parties. they're afraid somebody might know what they're doing. that reeks to me of sort of a secret society that i don't want to be part of. >> reporter: but capital machinement still has broad support, a gallup poll at 63%. there is no sign that executions themselves will end any time soon. courtney kealy, al jazeera. >> last hour my colleague richelle carey spoke with megan mccracken. she responded to why the average american should care about the increasing secrecy surrounding executions. >> i think there's broad based belief that transparency is good government. and so here, where the government is carrying out its most extreme criminal sanction,
that holds true. transparency still is good government. i really think it's as simple as that. this, in addition to the problems related to the executions themselves, the way these secrecy statutes function is they restrict speech, they restrict the public's access to information about executions, and they limit speech about a somewhat unpopular topic so it's restriction on speech, in addition to how executions themselves are actually carried out. >> mccracken said that while majorities of americans support death penalty she sees the tide of opinion changing. purpose of law was to help develop old and abandoned buildings. some condo owners, some old
have the power to push them out. sheila macvicar has the story. >> i thought we lived in a country where your property couldn't be seized for private gain and this blows me away. >> reporter: in 2006 amanda gonzalez bought what she thought was her slice of the american dream. a two bedroom condominium near orlando. >> this just seems surreal. >> so gonzalez was shocked when she received word two years ago that the complex was being terminated. converted into rental apartments forcing her to sell her condo for far less than she bought it for, to the very same people who sold it to her. >> i paid the money up front and now they're buying it back for pennies on the dollar. i'd love a deal like this. >> the law that louse developers
to buy back and rebuild condos in disrepair now the companies are able to snap up the units at the current fair market value no matter how much homeowners paid for them. since the law was passed state records show 217 condo complexes have been terminated, affecting close to 20,000 condo units. >> the amendment to change the declaration of condominium. >> is that a termination? >> near tampa stephanie has hired a lawyer and fighting her condo termination. she's trying to rally other condo owners to fight the law. >> there is no agencies in the state of florida that are regulating what these bulk buyers are doing. they are literally doing whatever they feel they can do and getting away with it. >> we wanted to meet up with
presswick partners, the miami organization that terminated where gonzalez lived. initially, they refused to talk to me. then the partners called me and told me everything they had done is 100% legal. all the risks pointed out in the closing documents. >> this may be legal my question to you is it moral? his response was, there is no question of morality in business and they have terminated the condominium complex because they have the legal right to do so. what would you say to the two miami lawyers who sold you this condominium? >> i wonder how they sleep at night. >> sheila macvicar, al jazeera, winter springs florida. heavy rain is causing widespread damage in northern california but is it providing any relief to the drought-strin
>> north korea says it'sested a new -- it's tested a new long range rocket . these pictures are kim jong-un north korea has increased military drills in recent weeks ahead of annual north korean and south korean annual exercises. plane crashed into the java sea six weeks ago all 162 people on board were killed. 100 bodies have been recovered.
investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. in taiwan, transasia cancelled flights cancellations to give their pilots chances to take fro proficiency tests. pope francis is getting a lot of negative reactions from his remarks on spanking children. he says it's okay for parents to spank their kids. >> there are millions of children around the world who are physically beaten on a daily basis. and you know, it may -- might start off as a light tap. but actually the whole idea of hitting children is about inflicting pain. that's what it's about and there is no place in this day and age
for having physical punishment. >> the commission says it plans to make recommendations to the pope about corporal punishment. a powerful storm is making its way down the west coast heavy rain and whipping winds caused major damage across california. storm also brought in big waves in the san francisco bay. nearly a foot of rain is expected in the region by the end of the weekend. so what's next? rebecca stevenson with a look at the forecast. >> a series of dorms keep rolling in, wind rain and warm temperatures. the pacific northwest as a whole has had low temperatures run going ten degrees above normal for the last 60 days and their high temperatures run going four to eight degrees above the average. for the last 60 days. in fact some place he this has been going on for at least 90 days. so very warm, a lot of rain, storm 2 hitting right now and
you can see the heaviest rain hits when it moves up into the mountains. the coast range of oregon and washington olympic mountains we're getting a lot of rain in these spots. that helps squeeze out some of the moisture when it moves into the inland valleys portland having trouble with flooding. over an inch and a half for astoria and just piling on top of that with this storm too and the winds are gusty right now. you can see where the flood warnings are currently bright green that is mainly north california and northern california as we get into tomorrow and monday morning. we've got a lot more rain on the way. some spots will get anywhere from 3 to five inches additional and so we'll have the rain continuing. okay there's mountains out in the west, don't they get a lot of snow? well that's the big problem here. we've got the temperatures that are running into the mid to upper 50s to low 60s hitting record highs at times in some places for last two weeks
actually longer than that. this has been a very mild winter for the west. all that moisture comes down in the mountains as rain. the rivers speed up going downhill and that's why we have all the issues of flooding in the northwest. snow levels so high. the focus of bright green and orange in northern california that's where we're going to get hit first and hardest. that river of moisture will focus on northern california and through monday lift northward and focus on the coast of oregon. a lot of storms out there, in fact one hitting on the coast of oregon storm 3 winds included gusts 40, 50 miles per hour at times, higher than that expected on the california coast. the winds right now with the very first storm a couple of days ago is inland at this time. >> another active weekend rebecca thank you. tens of thousands of wild
horses room the northwest. melissa chan reports from northwestern nevada. >> the wild west and the american mustang out on the open range beautiful and free. or a nuisance, depending on who you talk to. >> so we've had horses this this area for about a decade. and last summer, we were able to remove about 100 excess wild horses through a water trap. and now we have support to trooive housesremove the horses down to zero. >> ranchers have complained saying horse he take too much forage from cattle. so in response, some 200 wild horses are being rounded up over the next two or three days with helicopters chasing small groups of horses across the range towards a trap side where wranglers are waiting for them. it's tough once captured the
horses will then be separated studs from mares from colts. >> i've seen horses run through bashed wire, babies run until their feet literally start to fall off. some pretty terrible things. >> animal rights activist lauren lee has spent five years documenting these roundups. the photographs she has captured show horses in distress. it's an emotional and divisive issue. >> i believe the true lovers of wild horses believe the cattlemen in nevada anyway want the horses wiped off the slate clean. that's not our position at all. the horses could be out there but the problem is when the herd levels get too high we have the competition for the food and water. >> ranchers need the land to
graze, where wild horses also roam. >> i think they're excess property that should be handled like anything else. >> they are feral and should be dog food, that's what it comes down to. they need to be slaughtered. >> they disagree over almost everything even where these horses come from. ranchers and the government say they are descendants of spanish be cattle men. after the horses are gathered they come to facilities like this one. across the united states, the federal government needs and cares for some 48,000 wild horses. some go up for adoption. others are sold. but most live out their days in designated pastures. by law the bureau of land management must manage the range. critics say the government does so to the detriment of the horses. >> so the paradigm does exist
today, cows versus wild horse and burros, i often ask you to help me change that paradigm, because it is really about the land. what can the land sustain? >> the blm warns that soon its holding facilities will reach capacity. then even the roundups will stop. the population doubles every 75 years. it's a crisis in the american west melissa chan, al jazeera. >> collectors are scram scrambling to scoop up these vintage cars. and we profile the spacex mission. mission.
between the two vent rickles of her hart, leaving her breathless >> see's candy has a warningclassic red hearts with assorted chocolates. spacex falcon 9 could ultimately make space travel more affordable. but right now it's hefty. science and technology correspondent jake jacob ward. >> travel ospace is extremely expensive. spacex says publicly it costs 56 l 9 million to get a falcon rocket into low space orbit. part of the reason it costs so much is the rocket has traditionally taken a one way ride. it falls back to earth in a million useless pieces. a million dollar object that is
effectively disposable. but what spacex is trying to do is bring the first stage of the rocket back to earth if they pull that off they will have created a reusable rocket, the space travel equivalent of a jet engine that you could bring up and down as you need. they could bring the cost of a launch down by an orders of magnitude, as low as $5 million to $7 million. it's incredibly hard to do this. imagine balancing a pencil on the tip of your finger in 100 minormile-an-hour winds. there is no prize for doing it almost right. it has to be perfect. if the rocket lands on its side or coming in too hard, you have to repair what's wrong and that does away with the whole purpose of this.
coming in perfectly is what they hope for. with 17 rockets scheduled for this year they're going to keep trying until they get this right. >> that's jake ward. hidden for 50 years collectors gosh, it is a find that rivals that of a egyptian tomb. neave barker has the story. >> compared to the discovery of king tut's tomb. now they're being sold for millions of dollars. >> the collectors are really looking for these kind of cars and this kind of state. people who are passionate about cars, often a museum, people who are ready to take on a big restoration job. >> in the collection, ferrari bugatis and maseratis.
one but in particular, this ferrari california spider is one of 37 ever made. sold for $16 million not bad considering it was found under a pile of rotting magazines. this car once owned by the monarch of egypt king farouk. extremely extravagant taste in cars. this is where they were discovered rusted, weather beaten. amassed in the '50s and '60s by a transport industrialist whose fortunes failed. when his heirs called in sphecialtsspecialists to take a look, they were described as sleeping
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